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Wayside Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Bar, Pub
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446 City Rd, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They are now open on Sundays. We just walked in with no booking, THe decor is modern. The music however was too loud - they did turn it down but not enough as the restaurant was empty. The food was good although by daughter did not like the burger very much. I had a pea & asparagus risotto that was... More 

Thank Peter S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My wife & I love sharing a mixture of entrees for our lunch and there are many to chose from. Oysters, scallops, prawns, charcuterie selections & croquettes to name just a some of them and they were all delicious. The really friendly chap who was our waiter took excellent care of us. We're already planning our next visit

Thank Maxwell86
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us great feedback Maxwell, we're glad you enjoyed your experience at Wayside Inn and hope to see you again soon. More 

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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Have been meaning to try the Wayside for a longtime and thoroughly enjoyed my evening. The staff were delightfully enthusiastic and very helpful. The food was lovely. We had oysters and garlic prawns for entree, followed by seafood boiullabasse and steak for main. Cheers. Highly recommend the Wayside Inn.

Thank DeebeeMelbourne
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving the great feedback! We're glad your had a great time at Wayside Inn and hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a work lunch and had to sit on stools and benches and waited sometime for our meals. My lunch, the special of the day - Lasagna  (see pic) was a small serve. Would have rather paid a bit more and got a decent sized pub meal. Overall not a great lunch experience. The staff also appeared to be... More 

Thank Neil F
opdcmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Neil, we're disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Wayside Inn. We appreciate all feedback from our customers, so if you'd like to contact me directly with more details about your visit, please feel free to do so at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. - Gen H, Community Manager More 

Seremban, Malaysia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner after reading some reviews from Zomato. Place seems decent when we arrived. I read something from their website that says happy hour from $5 for beverages and free glass of wine with orders of steak. Proceeded by ordering a starter, BBQ Tiger prawn and a Wagyu rump steak to share. When I enquire about the free... More 

Thank Andrew_Kwt
Hobart, Australia
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217 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

This restaurant has a good choice of food. We have met up with long last friends. However. The food was far to greasy and it spoiled the aftermath to the extent that I was sick afterwards. The white baits were very tasty by far too oily. Apart from that I think that one can request less oil in the food.... More 

Thank Angie H
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

A lovely Valentines Day lunch was had in the outdoor area. The new Chef had put together a short menu which was very much to our liking - beautifully tender pork belly entrée with crispy skin salmon for me and for my partner succulent chicken. Of course we shared the decadent chocolate dessert! We will be back to experience the... More 

Thank Anne L
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

I had a steak (grass fed rump), it just didn't taste right and I'm now not feeling that great. I wouldn't recommend this place :-(

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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We recently had our work Xmas function at the Wayside Inn located in South Melbourne at loved the venue. The Wayside provided us with our own access up to an upstairs private function area with a rooptop patio with space for all. We had a great range of really nice food such a duck, calamari, mini sliders plus vegetarian and... More 

Thank rorysullivan
Adelaide, Australia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had dinner in the pub which offered much the same menu as the restaurant area at much cheaper prices. I had the seafood linguini, my husband had a steak, which was cooked exactly how he asked, and my son had a burger. We ordered a prawn sharing plate to start. Our food was lovely, the bar area was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 City Rd, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 61398100083

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?